Fantasy Romance

C+
Feel the Burn

I've been reading Aiken's Dragon Kin series for ages now, and one of my favorite romances is What a Dragon Should Know, the third book. But for some reason I'm not sure of - too many characters, a more and more complex series plot, I don't know what - as the series progresses, I find my interest wan ...

B
Raising the Stakes

I’m still sorting out my feelings about Raising the Stakes. I don’t read a ton of fantasy, but I like the genre and the way it challenges my imagination. I was initially wary of a love match between a con artist and an elven warrior but Ms. Cooper makes it work. The story opens in the middle ...

A-
The Immortal Heights

The Immortal Heights is the final book in Sherry Thomas’ YA fantasy Elemental Trilogy, and brings to a very satisfying conclusion the story of Prince Titus of the House of Elberon and Iolanthe Seabourne begun in The Burning Sky and continued in The Perilous Sea. I don’t normally read Young Adult ...

A
Radiance

This is easily my favorite book of 2015. What makes it absolutely perfect to me are the likable, intelligent characters, the superb handling of the subject matter and the excellent writing.Most people I have recommended it to have loved it as well, which sort of doubles my pleasure. I hope this revi ...

B
Axbridge

Axbridge by Sasha L. Miller is another short and sweet fantasy novella with more of a first blush of romance rather than a full-blown relationship. We have Tannis, a soldier regularly partnered with mages, searching for the village healer when his partner is badly injured by a rogue mage. The healer ...

B-
The Talon of the Hawk

Jeffe Kennedy concludes her Twelve Kingdoms ...

B+
The Coldest Sea

When recently jilted Maggie Juell takes passage on Captain Vinsen Solarcis’s ship, she expects a brief journey to her new post teaching music. She does not expect to find the captain isolated and unengaged with his crew - nor does she expect him to be quite so good-looking. The arrival of a castaw ...

C
Rising Fire

I've enjoyed historicals by Terri Brisbin in the past. So, what to say about Rising Fire? Sadly, I spent most of the book feeling about as bored as the hero on the cover looks. The idea at the heart of this series caught my attention, but in this opening volume of the series, the story just doesn't ...

B-
Dreamer's Daughter

Dreamer’s Daughter is the 9th book in the Nine Kingdom series, and the 3rd featuring Aisling of Bruadair and Rùnach of Ceangail. It is also a great reminder that not all series can be read out of order. I started out a bit confused, simply because I couldn’t remember what happened in previous n ...

C
River of Dreams

There are few things that I love better than an epic adventure story. Far-off places, daring swordfights, princes in disguise—a good tale has these elements and many more. Unfortunately, not all adventure stories fall into the “epic” category. In the case of River of Dreams, I felt the plot wa ...